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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 10, 2012 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The band clearly had disdain for the East Bay and beyond

See? That's what I mean...but wait, you had disdain for SF as well?

har, har...

;)

Seriously, anyone from WC or Danville would tell you the joke was on ANYONE from Oak (bleech) or the City or much less, Marin...the East Bay (and not you, nor Flow; Fremont? Are you kidding? No one admits to being from Fremont; it's the Jersey of CA!), but the real East Bay, began on the E slope of the Berk Hills...Just goes to show, everyone can be a snob, eh?

Having lived in all of those places, it's either the real coast (HMBay or SCruz) or Diablo, for me, anyhoo!!!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 10, 2012 2:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The band clearly had disdain for the East Bay and beyond

I don't have disdain for SF. I love the city! I have disdain for SF snobs and Giants Fans, same thing : )

I was born in Oakland and have lived in Hayward AND yes Fremont but was too young to remember, when I moved back in High School and beyond I lived in Alameda. I like Alameda, tons of great Victorians and a nice view of the SF skyline right on the water. Of course also plenty of what les Claypool called Damn blue collar tweakers or whatever it was I forgot, but definitely true. I'd much rather live there than Concord, there's no water there! It is much warmer though.

I'd love to live in Santa Cruz or Half Moon Bay but there were never any jobs for me there plus expensive

This post was modified by johnnyonthespot on 2012-08-10 21:00:22

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 11, 2012 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The band clearly had disdain for the East Bay and beyond

Oh yeah, we really LOOKED down on Concord as well (WC area myself--born and raised, more or less; all the other spots were v short term). Plenty of probs with all the places, of course, and I am was just going on about how it's always possible to find folks that dislike one area for one reason or another.

For me it was all about open space, and you couldn't beat the EBay in the 60s and 70s for that...and warmer, as you note (others would of course, find fault with that)...I hated Seatle, and thus Portland, and therefore, SF, by extension, for the weather alone (too gray, too cold, too consistent, ya know?), but that's cause I am a warm weather sort...

Just shocked me as a kid to find so many folks at Cal looked down their noses at ANY one from the EBay, ya know? Meaning, the birth place of free speech and all, and here I was finding the kids there were snobs of the first order.

Ironic, I thought...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 11, 2012 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The band clearly had disdain for the East Bay and beyond

Whoops--meant to say that Alameda is nice; sister lived there for a few yrs in the 70s, and I worked there at naval shipyard, etc; liked it myself...but needed warmer weather and more open spaces, IMHO.

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Poster: veblen Date: Aug 11, 2012 11:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The band clearly had disdain for the East Bay and beyond

The bad thing is that with the cost of housing and the increase in upscale housing it brings in more and more snobs everyday. I have seen a definite change for the negative in that regard during my decade+ living here.

That and I'm getting tired of always being cold. The cold is only going to get worse since all the climate change models show this burg getting colder and not warmer.

But it's one difficult place to leave. As evidence, all I have to see are my occasional bloody fingernails from holding-on. Though it's one of the few places that I've lived where I'm always happy to return from either vacations or biz trips.

I'm with you on Santa Cruz or Half Moon Bay. Plus, I always have Moss Beach or Princeton on my mind. Those towns seem so peaceful, with all that you hear are the crashing of the waves.

When I was with Sun in Palo Alto, I was looking at moving to Santa Cruz but just saw a good part of my life being spent on 85.

btw: GO A's!!! I'm trying to put my feelings for wolfe aside and enjoy the season. Between the A's and the season that my hometown Pirates are having it's one of the best seasons in sometime. Ok, the Gigantes in 2010 was pretty special as well.

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Poster: Headstrung Date: Aug 11, 2012 3:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The band clearly had disdain for the East Bay and beyond

Hey Johnny you have to be excited about your A's. Fun to watch this year. I just hope their owner doesn't break them up over the winter. If kept together I think they might have a chance at another ring.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 11, 2012 8:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The band clearly had disdain for the East Bay and beyond

Big time excited! Thanks for asking. Its been a real nailbiter waiting to see day by day if they can keep it going. The fact that they took the series over the Angels was a great sign. Everything ive been reading suggests they arent mortgaging the team for immediate gain. We'll see. As usual im being a typical overly optimistic fan. My Dad taking me to many many A's games will always be some of my best memories. My only fear is either of my teams moving. Big time Oakland fan its in my blood. Im trying not to talk about it with my buddy Highflow who is superstitious and a bigger A's fan than me. Who's your team? Im not knowledgeable enough to ever join in the fantasy stuff

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Poster: Headstrung Date: Aug 12, 2012 8:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The band clearly had disdain for the East Bay and beyond

I moved several times as a kid and have lived in Santa Cruz since 1996. I like sports and baseball as a whole but if I were to pick a Bay Area team it would definitely be the A's. The homerism of the Giants fans and radio station KNBR get nauseating after a while. I work in San Jose and have often thought that if they move to the South Bay I will buy season tickets.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 13, 2012 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The band clearly had disdain for the East Bay and beyond

doesn't sound like the San Jose thing is a go. I absolutely dread the thought of either of my teams moving but I'd rather they at least stay in the Bay Area rather than the alternative. Still nailbiting! It's one big rollar coaster, damn I wish they'd pull ahead to get a comfortable lead for the wild card

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Aug 10, 2012 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The band clearly had disdain for the East Bay and beyond

"it's the Jersey of CA!"

oh, that's uncalled for...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 10, 2012 10:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The band clearly had disdain for the East Bay and beyond

Yea, Jersey is not named the Garden State for nothing. Some truly beautiful areas.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 11, 2012 10:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The band clearly had disdain for the East Bay and beyond

The Pine Barrens for one...funny, but everyone I met in grad school from there all hated it, and I mean really hated it, but were all city folk.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 13, 2012 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The band clearly had disdain for the East Bay and beyond

Pine Barrens? One of my favorite Soprano's episodes.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Aug 11, 2012 1:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The band clearly had disdain for the East Bay and beyond

"everyone I met in grad school..."

they then, obviously, failed even the most basic intro to research course...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 12, 2012 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Coach K!

Lets hear if for the Coach; great job, great team, great games...

Love the guy!